PAPILLON Gite at our Family Friendly property
near St Jean d'Angely
Papillon sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. It was originally used for keeping animals (probably pigs - hence the name
'butterfly' ! it sounds nicer !) It has now been totally converted into a
lovely cottage with terrace front and
rear with charcoal barbecue. Downstairs is
open plan with living and dining areas and for those who enjoy
cooking up
local french dishes such as moules in cream sauce - it has a very spacious kitchen area with
loads of work space and cupboards for storing all those goodies purchased at the market. The kitchen  is
equipped with 4 ring gas hob, work top electric oven /grill, sink, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher
and all the basic pots, pans, crockery and cutlery.The
low dark ceilings with ancient exposed central oak
beam  and the
exposed stone walls, create a lovely dark, cool escape from the heat of the summer.
On the first floor is a good sized double bedroom with large wardrobe, draw unit and vanity basin; a twin room with wardrobe and a small childrens room with bunk beds and set
of draws as well as hooks for hanging.  The bathroom has a bath with shower facility, toilet and basin and as with all our cottages -
loads of hot water and good pressure for the
shower. The
straight wooden staircase is open tread and is steeper than what you may be used to at home but has a stair barrier top and bottom. There is a stone step down to
the doorway which may be an issue for toddlers. There is a spacious patio area front and rear with a bbq at the back and garden furniture at the front.
Papillon front terrace
View from Papillon terrace
escape with gates gate each end of the property. The gites are rustic but fully equipped and lovely and cool
in the hot sunny days we experienced at the beginning of June 2014. We were in the pool every day.
Beautifully kept by Chris and Wendy and there is a baby and toddler pool too. Combine all that with a
laundry and well equipped garden to play in and you have the perfect setting for a relaxing family holiday.
As grandparents we thoroughly enjoyed some real quality time with our grandchildren.
Will definitely come again.